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    The next opera you're going to see

    Peter Grimes in Vienna. Not sure about this poster!

    "Every theatre is an insane asylum, but an opera theatre is the ward for the incurables."

    FRANZ SCHALK, attributed, Losing the Plot in Opera: Myths and Secrets of the World's Great Operas

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    Lucky you! Any excuse to go to Vienna is a good one.

    Even Peter Grimes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Lucky you! Any excuse to go to Vienna is a good one.

    Even Peter Grimes


    I've never been to Vienna before and I'm really excited.
    "Every theatre is an insane asylum, but an opera theatre is the ward for the incurables."

    FRANZ SCHALK, attributed, Losing the Plot in Opera: Myths and Secrets of the World's Great Operas

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    How long will you be there? I think December will be a wonderful time to go.

    Austrian/German food is heavy, but won't seem so heavy at this time of year (I love German food) and I also imagine Vienna will have a big Christmas market, which should be great fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    How long will you be there? I think December will be a wonderful time to go.

    Austrian/German food is heavy, but won't seem so heavy at this time of year (I love German food) and I also imagine Vienna will have a big Christmas market, which should be great fun.
    Five days and will definitely check out the Christmas markets. I like German food too and will have to sample some of this



    and these



    You won't be the only one needing their fat pants!
    "Every theatre is an insane asylum, but an opera theatre is the ward for the incurables."

    FRANZ SCHALK, attributed, Losing the Plot in Opera: Myths and Secrets of the World's Great Operas

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    I myself return from Cornwall to London to watch Eugene Onegin at the ROH with Dmitri Hvorostovsky. As for markets I'm not much of a shopper (though London will probably be good for it this time of year if ridiculously expensive) the Onegin should be great though. My first live opera performance in about 4 years after my first which did not massively engage me at the time (The elixir of love at the ENO) I think I will likely enjoy this one substantially more!!!
    "Non sono in vena" Rodolfo summing up P.B's feelings on his dissertation.

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    I was supposed to see Siegfried in Houston tomorrow, but uncertainties about the flooding have caused me to play it safe and exchange to next week. The underground complex, including parking areas, were almost certainly underwater. The last time it flooded this badly, in 2001, I was patronizing the Houston Symphony for the first time and the orchestra's library was breached by floodwaters. Instruments and hundreds of scores (with a century of performance annotations & corrections) were ruined.

    I feel bad about abandoning the performance, though; it will probably go on, and to a much smaller audience than usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemorino View Post
    I was supposed to see Siegfried in Houston tomorrow, but uncertainties about the flooding have caused me to play it safe and exchange to next week. The underground complex, including parking areas, were almost certainly underwater. The last time it flooded this badly, in 2001, I was patronizing the Houston Symphony for the first time and the orchestra's library was breached by floodwaters. Instruments and hundreds of scores (with a century of performance annotations & corrections) were ruined.

    I feel bad about abandoning the performance, though; it will probably go on, and to a much smaller audience than usual.
    A terrible situation. I hope things return to normal quickly and that your performance is tops!

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    WNO's Ring - I have tickets for the third cycle - is about 3 weeks away, so the lineup is as follows:


    May 17: Das Rheingold Kennedy Center
    May 18: Die Walküre Kennedy Center
    May 20: Siegfried Kennedy Center
    May 22: Götterdämmerung Kennedy Center

    June 12: Tristan und Isolde Deutsche Oper (Nina Stemme/Stephen Gould w/Donald Runnicles)
    June 15: Tosca Deutsche Oper (Adrianne Pieczonka, et al.)
    June 19: Cendrillon Komische Oper (Maybe, TBD)
    June 24: Rigoletto Deutsche Oper (Olga Peretyatko, Bryan Hymel, George Gagnidze
    June 26: Elektra Deutsche Oper (Waltraud Meier, Nina Stemme, Adrianne Pieczonka, et al. w/Donald Runnicles)
    June 29: Don Giovanni Semperoper Dresden (cast is unknown to me)
    June 30: Eugene Onegin Semperoper Dresden (Camilla Nylund, Christoph Pohl, et al.)
    July 3: Castor et Pollux Komische Oper Berlin (Maybe, TBD)
    July 11: Il Trovatore Staatsoper Berlin (Anna Netrebko, Dolora Zajick w/Daniel Barenboim)

    August 25: La Gazza Ladra Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown, NY (Cast/Conductor unknown to me)

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    That's one impressive lineup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    That's one impressive lineup!
    You know what they say: when it comes to opera, too much is never enough!

    At least, I think that's what 'they' say...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    WNO's Ring - I have tickets for the third cycle - is about 3 weeks away, so the lineup is as follows:


    May 17: Das Rheingold Kennedy Center
    May 18: Die Walküre Kennedy Center
    May 20: Siegfried Kennedy Center
    May 22: Götterdämmerung Kennedy Center

    June 12: Tristan und Isolde Deutsche Oper (Nina Stemme/Stephen Gould w/Donald Runnicles)
    June 15: Tosca Deutsche Oper (Adrianne Pieczonka, et al.)
    June 19: Cendrillon Komische Oper (Maybe, TBD)
    June 24: Rigoletto Deutsche Oper (Olga Peretyatko, Bryan Hymel, George Gagnidze
    June 26: Elektra Deutsche Oper (Waltraud Meier, Nina Stemme, Adrianne Pieczonka, et al. w/Donald Runnicles)
    June 29: Don Giovanni Semperoper Dresden (cast is unknown to me)
    June 30: Eugene Onegin Semperoper Dresden (Camilla Nylund, Christoph Pohl, et al.)
    July 3: Castor et Pollux Komische Oper Berlin (Maybe, TBD)
    July 11: Il Trovatore Staatsoper Berlin (Anna Netrebko, Dolora Zajick w/Daniel Barenboim)

    August 25: La Gazza Ladra Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown, NY (Cast/Conductor unknown to me)
    Um . . . They're doing Kiss Me, Kate here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Um . . . They're doing Kiss Me, Kate here.
    Magic Flute and Sweeney Todd here.
    Natalie

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    I will be seeing Pagliacci in Albuquerque 3/26 and Fidelio at the Met in NYC on 3/28. How's that for "getting around?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalluk View Post
    I will be seeing Pagliacci in Albuquerque 3/26 and Fidelio at the Met in NYC on 3/28. How's that for "getting around?"


    Impressive!

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